Google DeepMind to Use Eye Scans to Spot Ocular Diseases

Google DeepMind is teaming with Moorfields Eye Hospital in an effort to use artificial intelligence to more effectively detect and prevent rising ocular diseases. Google DeepMind is engaged in a medical research partnership with England’s Moorfields Eye Hospital, in an effort to more quickly and effectively treat eye conditions and help more people avoid preventable diseases.Moorfields is the oldest eye hospital in the world, fielding 600,000 patient visits a year, which it says is more than twice that of any other hospital in the United States or Europe.Every week, it performs thousands of eye scans—noninvasive procedures that produce tremendous amounts of useful information. Because of their size and detail, however, they take a considerable amount of time to analyze, slowing treatment.”This is where DeepMind [an artificial intelligence company owned by…


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